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thousands of people in turkey morn those killed this saturday's attacks with protests and memorial day. memorials. >> hello there i'm laura kyle in doha. also ahead on the program. israel is accused of using excessive force against palestinians as violence spreads. the vote of guinea's presidential poll, how this results could cause more turmoil for west africa nation. and an art teacher who
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teaches her students how to look beyond their poverty. >> agony and anger has been seen across turkey. thousands of people gather to mourn and protest the deaths of 97 people killed in saturday's bomb blasts. the predominantly seefnts occurred ishepredominantly whilh rebels for saturday's attacks, the there is growing anger on president erdogan. mohammed jamjoom from ankara. >> while emotion are as raw as days were sad, the mourners raged and cried in equal measure. mothers and aunts, unable the believe, and unwilling to accept, their loved ones were gone.
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about to bury the bodies of those activists who were attacked even as they called for peace. the day after people here in ankara are still stunned. thousands gathered. leftists, unionists, and, carnations to commemorate. this man lost one of his best friends in the bombings. at first he could barely express hems. himself. >> translator: i just don't know what to say, i have no words. >> reporter: but then he like so many others began to question why this happened. >> translator: how can anyone carry out this kind of massacre? we advocate peace. who exactly fears peace? if anyone should fear anything, it should be war. not peace. >> reporter: some are frustrated with the government.
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frustration that could be heard in chants, accusing president recep tayyip erdogan having made the country less safe especially for members of its kurdish population. many are overwhelmed with grief, still shocked at the attacks that happened and fearful that more could happen in the weeks to come. but dread they say won't stop their demand for peace. >> translator: i am afraid but the more we fear the situation worsen in this country, we need to fight, if we want a better future for next generation. >> reporter: with parliamentary elections just around the corner and a continuing conflict with the kurdish armed group pkk, more say it's unity that's needed even as political divisions seem to grow deeper every day,
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mohammed jamjoom, al jazeera, ankara turkey. more violence continues in the region of palestine, unrest has killed 24 palestinians and injured almost 2,000. meanwhile, four israelis have been killed and 67 wounded. on friday, an israeli-palestinian women was critically wounded as she was shot by officials at a checkpoint. officials assay they was waving a knife when they shot her. a palestinian woman tried to set off a bomb in her car, she attacked them as and she said to be critically injured. meanwhile on sunday funerals were held for a pregnant woman and her young daughter killed in an israeli air strike in gaza.
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israel's army says it was attacking a hamas weapons factory, violating international laws governing the use of lethal force. >> we have very strong concerns about excessive use of fort, indiscriminate that the or unneeded use of fire against forces. there did not seem to be any threat to life, and i want to be clear: international standards regarding the use of lethal force prohibit police and soldiers from using life firearms unless absolutely necessary to protect human life and even then they must give warning so far as however possible. >> there has been a stabbing outside a kibitz. mike hanna has more from west jerusalem. >> in this particular case the assailant was arrested and a
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number of these incidents the assail ants had been shot dead on the spot leading to claims by several human rights organizations that police are using excessive force in termination of dealing with the issue. the police themselves say each and every situation is dealt with as the situation demands. they insist that in each of the cases where palestinians have been shot and killed the police officers had felt their lives threatened or the lives of those close by. well once again these allegations being made by human life organizations unlikely to be any reaction from the israeli government any formal reaction that is, instead at the end of a cabinet meeting the israeli government announces that new legislation will be introduced. this is legislation that establishes a mandatory polic
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sentence, and the parents of minors who take part in such activities will be fined. so this intensification of legislation aimed at curtailing the activities of those who wish to demonstrate, but one part of the israeli population not satisfied with the current situation at all. the palestinian-israeli segment 20% of the total population, they've called for a general strike on tuesday, to protest against the netanyahu government also demonstrations planned in the palestinian-israeli areas through the course of the week. >> the french prime minister is denying his country is coordinating air strikes with russia against i.s.i.l. in syr syria. manuel vals says targeting ever i.s.i.l. is a self-defense strategy. france carried out it's first strikes on the group in
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september. >> translator: there are 1700 french citizens or french residents who are involved in i.s.i.l.'s network in syria principally and in iraq. 5 or 600 of them are in the field. we have been informed over the past few months about the increased numbers of french citizens or residents who have been killed while they've been fighting in its ranks. i.s.i.l. is our enemy. this is very clear but there is no consultation with the russians before we carry out strikes against i.s.i.l. we work independently. but we communicate with the coaf course. >> meanwhile the french army says it's gaining new territory with the help of the russian affairs. the syrian army reports they have been able to take control of the area. aftermath of strikes in the hama and latakia positions.
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russian president met saudi arabia's defense minister on sunday to discuss the conflict in syria. putin reassured the saudis that russia is not planning to form an alliance with iran in syria. only i.s.i.l. targets in late september. putin says russia has only one aim in syria. >> we don't want to get involved in any religious conflicts in syria. we have only one goal tossments suppor: tosupport the legitimae government. that was our initial position and we stand by it. >> the russian plan for solving the conflict in syria is to support the assad government. but that's against the aim of the u.s. president. >> what we have not been able to do so far and i'm the first one to acknowledge this is to change the dynamic inside of syria. and the goal here has been to find a way in which we can help
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moderate opposition on the ground but we've never been under any illusion that mill trailermilitarily we ourselves n solve the problem inside syria. >> farmers in iraq say their industry is on the verge of collapse. the rise of i.s.i.l. nearly destroying the agricultural structure. imtiaz tyab reports. >> all he's able to do in his fields is loosen the soil so the ground doesn't harden. this stretch of land should be planted with barley but he hasn't been able to grow any crops this season because of a severe shortage of government subsidized seeds fertilizer and pesticides. and he says if the situation doesn't improve soon he may have no choice but to give up
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farming. >> we need so much help i don't even know where to start. we don't have enough water to grow our crops. we have to sell one cow in order to feed the others. we just can't handle all the expenses on our own. >> reporter: after months of earnt corruption protests, prime minister haider al-abadi announced billions of dollars to invest in industry like agriculture. while farmers have welcomed the announcement they are still waiting for support. nearly a third of iraq's population works in the agriculture and related fields. few here believer haider al-abadi's promises of reform will save the industry. that's because there are other major issues affecting iraq's agricultural sector. i.s.i.l.'s take over of 30
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northern provinces is causing a major shortage of food. united nations food organization now warns iraq faces long term food security issues. government officials say they have made efforts to reverse output declines by modernizing irrigation channels but these farmers say it's not enough. >> translator: we just aren't getting the water we need to grow our crops properly. you can see the low water level in this tributary. it's not enough yet the government pushes us to produce. disregarding these basic facts. >> reporter: with so many problems facing iraq's vital agricultural sector, it is not surprising farmers are thinking of giving it up, a threan a thr.
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>> five others were injured when the british military helicopter went down at nato's headquarters. two of the dead were british air force personnel. it's believed a technical glitch caused the accident. an iranian court has convictu.s. journalist jason rezaian. rezaian has 20 days to appeal the conviction. the washington post tehran bureau chief was arrested in july of last year and charged with espionage. there is a political angle to tehran's position. >> it is increasingly clear that the final decision about how jason's case will be handled will be made by political authorities not by judicial ones. we've already heard from president reuven and other ones that the country will be willing to move jason's case to conclusion if the united states will agree.
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technical months and months and months is just the first act, that the decision needs to be made by iran's highest authorities. >> coming up on the program. south korean teachers take to the street, rewriting history. and we visit one village in botswana that is pushing the government to lift a ban on hunting >> we begin with breaking news coming out of the west bank.
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>> they don't fear anything. >> they're consuming economically important species >> we're offering something on our menu that no-one else is offering. >> hello again the top stories this hour on al jazeera. thousands of people have gathered in the turkish capital
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ankara to remember the 97 victims of saturday's bombing at a peace rally. the government blames kurdish rebels or i.s.i.l. for the attack. intensifying a crack down on kurdish groups. israel's government has imposed emergency measures as violence continues across the region. 24 palestinians have been killed and 4 israeli dead and 67 wounded. an iranian court has convicted u.s. journalist jason rezaian. arrested july last year and charged with espionage. vote counting is underway in guinea's presidential election, it's estimated 6 million cast their ballots. violent clashes between pro-government and opposition supporters. politics in guinea is often split among ethnic lines.
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favored to win a second term as president. now despite a stagnant economy and his perceived weakness as handling the ebola outbreak. the main opposition leader, support base is drawn from guinea's group. guinea's largest ethnic gripe. that has divided supporters. third main contender, victoria gatenby reports. >> reporter: this is only guinea's second democratic presidential election since independence 60 years ago and voter turnout was high. they were mindful of the violence that had marred the election campaign. >> translator: let peace be assured in guinea and let guineans shake hand.
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all brothers, all that i ask of guineans should come out and vote. >> reporter: it is estimated of the 7 million people eligible to vote, 6 million cast their ballot. atfa conde was widely expected to win. >> i hope things do well because guinea needs peace guinea needs unity. >> international delegation monitored the vote. >> there were certainly elect ral materials missing, there were some late poll openings but things that will be need to be fixed and from what i understand being fixed. so overall we feel we are seeing an election that is living up to our expectations. >> but usdg called the election a masquerade and said fraud was widespread. >> translator: this is a time to be vigilant and sure that the
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votes of the people of guinea are respected, and the best candidate wins. >> nearly 20,000 police officers and security guards were deployed as people headed to the polts. polls and in the end voting took place peacefully but as election results are gathered, they are prepared for violence once the results are announced. victoria gatenby, guinea. president park geun-hye of south korean. current president's father. we are joined by adjunct professor, thanks very much for being with us. what is it the park geun-hye sees wrong with the current
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history book? >> well, the conservative view which includes the view of the current president park is that ten years under the before the previous government the overall i think they allowed an open system of allowing different kinds of history textbooks has allowed so much of the conservative youth is distorting facts and distorting truth in a way, in history textbooks that have been used to teach younger generation. >> how do you think they are going to rewrite this? there are fears that they are going to put a more conservative slant on history. >> right, that is concern in the eyes of the protesters here. on the government's plan they are going to work on introducing this one kind of government approved within a year's period of time.
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but concern here is so far in our experience various kinds ever history textbooks that we have used in the past several years, now we have a one year period of time to produce one kind of government one so a lot of critics as well as the skeptics don't think there will be enough time. >> also, it seems to set a precedent does it not for future governments to rewrite history as and when they see fit. >> well, actually korea is going back to the old system. up until seven years ago, korea has had like a one kind recent history book for past seven years we have tried this new kind of system where different publishers will introduce different textbooks to be used. so we are going back to the past. >> have you seen protests already from teachers from academics, people coming out onto the street, they feel very
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strongly about this in south korea. do you think we'll likely see a continuation of that anger? >> absolutely. i think expression of anger will continue on when the opposition of the sides are very strong, very strong about government dictating one version of history and calling it the right history. very interesting the name of this new textbook will bare will be the right history textbook. so people are saying you know this government dictated right kind of history will be a very one sided one. so there are growing concerns with the people here, a lot of voices. >> that title is pretty telling indeed. thank you very much for joining us there from seoul. >> thank you. >> now the head of the u.n. refugee agency has inspected shelters for people arriving on the greek island of lesbos. spoke at a reception center, the eu agreed orelocate 60,000
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refugees arriving to other countries. calling for an united solution. >> this is a european problem that requires a european solution. gigantic effort that lesbos is making, economy and society, is matched by an effective european response. >> now two years ago, botswana banned big game hunting. now since then lion and elephant have thrived. but the animals are coming in contact with villagers who are demanding a returning to hunting and the tourism that it brings. navida miller reports. >> the sleepy town, government
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big game hunting banned two years ago. >> we have seen more lions and elephants coming into the village. we don't know whether it's because during hunting, lions were kept visible by the animals short that time. >> she lost all but one of her goats to a nighttime lion attack. >> there are no jobs in the village and we rely on life stock for income for the family. i placed a claim with the government but am still waiting to be paid. >> installation of modern sanitation come to a halt. the government is now urging the stroilg promote photo-tourism but the process has been
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delayed. >> we stopped hunting before we met the photographic activities structures in place. that's where the problem is. so we didn't -- we migrated to zero. >> reporter: the village is surrounded by wildlife including elephant buffalo and hi hip hip. over 40 elephants have been poached this year. >> more communities will benefit from nonconsumptive tourism. it goes for the entire year and it employs more people. and now product on tourism is
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wildlife. the offshoot will be more tourists. >> botswana believes it will benefit. famida miller, al jazeera, botswana. >> for millions of poor people in india, the daily struggle to maintain life means little time for artistic expression. but one teacher is meaning to encourage creativity. and the meaning of life. liddy dutt has this report. >> every brush stroke is an exercise of perfection. for six years he has been coming to this art school. the facilities are basic to say the least but his exposure to colors and creativity has inspired him to pursue a career in art. >> translator: i want to be an art teacher. at the school where i study,
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there are art teachers but not to the level where they know everything. >> reporter: younga mckohl is the inspirational teacher who has introduced arts to students like him. for 30 years she's taught students many from nearby slums how to draw, paint and sculpt. but she says she's only helping them to see beyond the limitations of poverty. >> art is a gift from god. you don't have to learn it. i don't teach these children anything. i just nurture whatever is in their hearts, whatever is inside of them. we don't have a syllabus. >> reporter: she says it's been hard work convincing people here to let their children experiment with art. in this community, most people work labor intensive jobs to provide for their families and art is often seen as a frivolous hobby. but mckohl's school has proven
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that art can be a springboard to diverse opportunities. for children who call this area home. thanks to a helping home from call 14 years ago, chan went to dloaj study fincollege to study. from security checks at his local metro station to modern interpretations of ma hath ma gandhi's three monkeys, see no evil hear no evil speak no evil. he has big dreams. >> are he is the richest artist in the world. if he can't become such a rich artist, why can't i? >> reporter: students approach call with respect and reverence.
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this marks the start of a long and bright journey. liddy dutt, al jazeera, new delhi. >> a reminder, you can get the latest on our website, there it is on your screen, up -- known to friends as pepper. >> why was his nickname pepper? >> i never heard of pepper being bad for nobody, salt is bad for you, salt will kill you. i never heard nobody dying from pepper, everybody loves pepper.